THE GENESIS OF ‘KANTONG PLASTIK
Hendrih Horthy, Borneo Productions International
And Children from Bina Cita Utama School
Recently, I experienced a sudden change in the direction of my professional career, as we are prone to in Subud. It was late one night, when I was jamming with some Indonesian friends in Australia, that one guy suggested that we start a band singing Indonesian songs and that I should be the lead singer. At the time, I brushed this aside as a ludicrous notion, but as time passed and a sequence of events left me at a crossroads in my life, I started to consider the possibility more seriously. Ever since I grew up in Indonesia I have felt that it was my home and have been very comfortable in the company of its people. As a result I learned to communicate fluently in their language and share many experiences. The only regret that I had was that my skin was white and, therefore, could never be one of them. For the last 15 years I have lived in Australia, all the while pondering when I will return to Indonesia and what I would do. The band seemed to be the perfect opportunity and a refreshing change from my previously stressful corporate life. So Hendri (my Indonesian counterpart) and I started to write some songs. It was important that these songs would stand out and have a positive message….environment, spiritual, love, life! The band is called Ozone and we now have nine songs. The first to be presented on video is “Kantong Plastik” (Plastic Bags).
This was filmed by Borneo Productions International with children from Bina Cita Utama, the school at Rungan Sari in Kalimantan.
The dream is coming to life… See the Video: